Kale Scramble

Do you like savory or sweet things for breakfast?

If I had to pick just one category, I’d pick savory, but I like both.

I only go out to brunch about once a year, which is more than adequate since I unfortunately tend to eat my body weight in things like muffins, omelets and hash browns when given the chance.

My usual breakfast is either a mid-morning Greek yogurt with berries, eaten at my desk between patients when I’m in clinic, or a smoothie made from almond milk, vanilla protein powder and frozen fruit – usually consumed when I’m on the go.

But lately, when I have enough time, I’m really digging veggie and egg white scrambles smothered with Sriracha.

I am so, so addicted to Sriracha, and this is a perfect vehicle for it.

Here was my breakfast last Saturday:



  • Coconut oil spray for pan
  • 2-3 cups raw kale
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup egg whites or egg substitute
  • Sriracha, salsa or other hot sauce of your choice


  • Spray a saute pan with coconut spray.
  • Add cherry tomatoes and sauté on high heat. Ok to let tomatoes blister and split.
  • When tomatoes are thoroughly cooked, add a few handfuls of chopped, raw kale.
  • Spray the kale leaves with a little extra coconut spray and season with coarse salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes (optional).
  • Cook the kale until softened, then add eggs to pan and scramble.
  • Smother with Sriracha and inhale. 

Any veggies can be used for this, but one reason kale is great is because it is less watery than other greens like spinach. When I make this with spinach, I usually have to drain out excess water before adding the eggs.

I try to limit the amount of cooking spray I use, so the end result usually involves some serious scrubbing of my pan.


Still worth it, though.


2 thoughts on “Kale Scramble

  1. Besides the yogurt, you just nailed my two favorite breakfasts! Kale egg white (and turkey sausage) scramble when I have more than 90 seconds to make food or almond milk, protein powder and frozen banana smoothie when I don’t! I generally have learned to love kale although I do cringe when I occasionally get a gross stem…

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